accessory report: join the raffia mafia

raffia mafia

 

While typically reserved for flamboyantly floppy sunhats and hip-shaking hula dancers, raffia has been granted a new life this summer season thanks to big-name design houses like Dolce and Gabbana and Tory Burch. The easy-going feeling of the straw material mixed with punchy colors and glamorous gems provide the perfect summertime accessory.

When shopping for your own ravishing raffia, look for bright colors and a mix of funky textures and metals, which will add sophistication to the piece. Try an oversized raffia necklace with a solid tank and a breezy blazer for the perfect ratio of island chill and city chic.
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Dolce and Gabbana, $1425erickson-beamon-tribal-bib

Erickson Beamon, $1580013f72680004_1Dolce and Gabbana, $1070

5281_64243d5a9f-bigTory Burch, $585797466b94e24c48b98955caece170a50

Brian Atwood, $1452

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Dolce and Gabbana, $2845013F72680003_1

Dolce and Gabbana, $385

If you’re not looking to break the bank, try these ritzy raffia picks:

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Anthropologie, $5827712702_040_m

Anthropologie

cn6332078Banana Republic, $45

il_570xN.455356582_8cjpEtsy, $22

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